MD Elective Catalog

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MD Elective Catalog

NYU School of Medicine offers elective courses in 24 different clinical areas. You complete courses in designated two- or four-week elective blocks in stage three and stage four of the MD curriculum. Learn more about when electives take place and the elective lottery process.

Students matriculated at our school can access the SOLARIS (Kerberos ID and password required for login) to participate in elective lotteries and manage their schedules. Enrolling in electives is slightly different for visiting students.

We also provide information about the process of completing and receiving credit for “away” electives at other U.S. medical schools or teaching hospitals for NYU School of Medicine students.

Other Options for Earning Elective Credits

You can earn elective credits in custom areas by completing an individual preceptorship or research elective. To do this, you need guidance from a faculty mentor and approval from the senior associate dean for medical education.

To explore these options, complete and submit the preceptorship application or the research elective application and submit to the Registrar’s Office as indicated on the application forms.

Elective Course Topics

Browse elective course information, expectations, and prerequisites by topic

Anesthesiology
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Dermatology
Emergency Medicine
Forensic Medicine
Gross Anatomy
Interdepartmental Electives
Medicine
Neurology
Neurosurgery
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ophthalmology
Orthopaedic Surgery
Otolaryngology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Plastic Surgery
Psychiatry
Radiology
Radiation Oncology
Rehabilitation Medicine
Surgery
Urology

Elective Course Dates

During the elective lottery, you rank the available elective date blocks based on personal preference. After the lottery closes, you have up until 60 days before the elective start date to drop, add, or modify your elective assignments.


Four-Week Elective Blocks 2018–19

Start Date End Date *Final Drop Date
July 2, 2018 July 29, 2018 May 3, 2018
July 30, 2018 August 26, 2018 May 31, 2018
August 27, 2018 September 23, 2018 June 28, 2018
October 1, 2018 October 28, 2018 August 2, 2018
October 29, 2018 November 25, 2018 August 30, 2018
November 26, 2018 December 23, 2018 September 27, 2018
January 2, 2019 January 27, 2019 November 3, 2018
January 28, 2019 February 24, 2019 November 29, 2018
February 25, 2019 March 24, 2019 December 27, 2018
April 1, 2019 April 28, 2019 January 31, 2019
April 29, 2019 May 26, 2019 February 28, 2019
May 27, 2019 June 23, 2019 March 28, 2019
*Courses are eligible to drop until 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time of the date listed. Final drop dates are for NYU matriculants only.

 

Two-Week Elective Blocks 2018–19

Start Date End Date *Final Drop Date
July 2, 2018 July 15, 2018 May 3, 2018
July 16, 2018 July 29, 2018 May 17, 2018
July 30, 2018 August 12, 2018 May 31, 2018
August 13, 2018 August 26, 2018 June 14, 2018
August 27, 2018 September 9, 2018 June 28, 2018
September 10, 2018 September 23, 2018 July 12, 2018
October 1, 2018 October 14, 2018 August 2, 2018
October 15, 2018 October 28, 2018 August 16, 2018
Octoer 29, 2018 November 11, 2018 August 30, 2018
November 12, 2018 November 25, 2018 September 13, 2018
November 26, 2018 December 9, 2018 September 27, 2018
December 10, 2018 December 23, 2018 October 11, 2018
January 2, 2019 January 13, 2019 November 3, 2018
January 14, 2019 January 27, 2019 November 15, 2018
January 28, 2019 February 10, 2019 November 29, 2018
February 11, 2019 February 24, 2019 December 13, 2018
February 25, 2019 March 10, 2019 December 27, 2018
March 11, 2019 March 24, 2019 January 10, 2019
April 1, 2019 April 14, 2019 January 31, 2019
April 15, 2019 April 28, 2019 February 14, 2019
April 29, 2019 May 12, 2019 February 28, 2019
May 13, 2019 May 26, 2019 March 14, 2019
May 27, 2019 June 9, 2019 March 28, 2019
June 10, 2019 June 23, 2019 April 11, 2019
*Courses are eligible to drop until 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time of the date listed. Final drop dates are for NYU matriculants only.